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Consensus, Collaboration and Passion May Not Be So ImportantRead the rest of this entry »
What's better than having your team strive for consensus on important issues? Would you believe a good fight?
Pursuing consensus for its own sake is nowhere near as productive as embracing a robust discussion, even to the extent of a heated debate, some new research indicates. Consensus leads to group think. A free-ranging debate, on the other hand, results in a better, more creative and ultimately more effective resolution ...
10 Ways to Instantly Kill Your Job ChancesRead the rest of this entry »
How many ways are there to botch an interview? At least 20, reports a CareerBuilder survey of hiring and HR managers. 10 of them will instantly disqualify a person, while the other 10 could cause a prospect to lose out on an offer.
Of the 1,014 respondents, 49% of the hiring managers and HR professionals said they can tell within the first five minutes of an interview if a ...
10 Of the Hardest to Fill Jobs In 2018Read the rest of this entry »
What are the toughest jobs to fill these days? Besides the ones you're trying to fill. (And if you are having trouble, give us a call here at Green Key Resources 212.683.1988.)
Survey: Job Search Has Become Too ImpersonalRead the rest of this entry »
Today's job search has become more impersonal even though technology has made finding a job easier.
A survey by the American Staffing Association of more than 2,100 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll found 69% say technology has made job searching impersonal, a feeling perhaps only reinforced by the feeling of 8 in 10 that their resume or job application goes into a "black box ...
How to Lose a Job You Have (Almost) In the BagRead the rest of this entry »
Have you heard about the great candidate who lost out on a job because of a pen? Or the candidate who got dinged because he used the word "can" instead of "will"? Or yet another who inquired about a picture?
These and plenty of other examples of great candidates sabotaging the job offer they practically had in the bag are still rolling in to Quora in response to the question ...
The Best and Worst Places to Find a JobRead the rest of this entry »
If 2018 is your year to make a change, then Arizona might just be your new home. Four of the top five places to find a job are in the Grand Canyon State. All are just outside Phoenix.
Again this year, the financial advice site Wallet Hub analyzed 26 different factors for 182 different cities in the U.S., including the 150 most populated. While job market factors like the ...
The Holidays Are a Great Time For a Job SearchRead the rest of this entry »
If you're on the hunt for a new job, resist the temptation to slack off during the holidays.
It's true that in some industries, hiring does slow down this time of year. Ironically, though, in many companies there's a scramble to make a hire before the clock strikes midnight January 1. And for others -- tech startups, hospitals and clinics, accounting firms to name just a few -- hiring ...
Should You Include a Cover Letter?Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a job is a job. How many times have you heard that? It's certainly true, but it's even more challenging a job when the advice you get on how best to do the job of looking for a job keeps changing.
Take the question of cover letters. Plenty of career coaches swear by them. Now we hear that recruiters and hiring managers are, if not swearing ...
The Best and Worst States For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
WalletHub does a lot of those "Best and Worst" lists. They include the serious like 2016's States with the Best & Worst School Systems. As well as the more entertaining: 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.As befits a financial services website, WalletHub also publishes all sorts of reports on the economy, jobs and business. Recently the site ranked the states on ...
Don't Make Your Job Offer All About the MoneyIt may only be natural when you get a job offer to look first at the "how much" part. But if that's all you consider, you're shortchanging the employer and overlooking benefits and perks that may well be more valuable than a few thousand more in pay.Read the rest of this entry »
Young, healthy workers especially are likely to discount the value of a health package covering medical, dental and vision. Even if ...